Battle for the Bluegrass: Louisville vs. Kentucky. Need I Say More??

Jeff Walz

Louisville PROUD: The Louisville Cardinals and the Kentucky Wildcats Battle for the Bluegrass is the nation’s most heated rivalries. The Cardinals head to a hostile Rupp Arena on Thursday evening, hoping to end the No. 8 Cats win streak.

Lexington, KY — Imagine a place where college athletics reigns king. A place where a rivalry goes beyond two academic institutions. Imagine a place where the talk around the table at family gatherings does not center around family, but on an upcoming basketball or football game, and a fight about a team’s superiority is inevitable.

A place where you’re either RED or you’re BLUE. And there is no in-between. Imagine a place where the hatred between two fan bases is year around, 24/7. All day. Every day.


When you think of Kentucky, horse racing and bourbon come to mind. However, for locals, there’s a tradition that runs deeper through the heart and soul of the Bluegrass: College Basketball.

The rivalry between the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky is one of the most heated rivalries in the country. Maybe it’s the bourbon that flows through the blood of every Kentuckian that makes the rivalry so intense.

One thing is for certain, once the ball is tipped, the ferocious Battle for the Bluegrass begins.

The Louisville Cardinals head down the I-64 Corridor to Blue Blood Nation to face the No. 8 Kentucky Wildcats.

Read more of my write up for Swish Appeal here: RED State vs. BLUE State. Need I Say More??

One Reply to “Battle for the Bluegrass: Louisville vs. Kentucky. Need I Say More??”

  1. It is no surprise who the leader of this Kentucky team is. He will be on the short list of Cousy finalists. The team still has a few kinks to work out but they are getting confidence and hopefully Ulis’ shot is back. Last year he shot the 3 ball at 43% so if he gets back to that, he will be able to take Kentucky all the way.

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